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FLY RIVER TURTLE HABITAT

Fly River Turtles, Australian Lung Fish, Archer Fish, Rainbow Fish.

FLY RIVER TURTLE HABITAT
Blackduiker, 8 Mar 2012
    • Blackduiker
      Fly River Turtles, Australian Lung Fish, Archer Fish, Rainbow Fish.
    • mstickmanp
      I believe that the original plans had a snake and lizard living on the land part of this exhibit, which is why the tree was built. I wonder if they are planning to add them in the near future...

      BTW, thanks for the photos Blackduiker!
    • Blackduiker
      Blackduiker

      With many more to upload. Very crowded, so not the greatest day for photography. Spent part of the day with DavidBrown, including lunch. And we kind of reached an agreement that he would provide the actual review, and I most of the photographs. Not that he didn't also bring along his camera as well. But we both reached the conclusion that, the wait, was definitely worth it.
    • Blackduiker
      This habitat is definitely amongst the standouts. And yes, there is plenty of underwater viewing.
    • Otter Lord
      That is a classy exhibit line-up. LA has some great species in these habitats.
    • Blackduiker
      I still expect to see at least one species of lizard or snake introduced here, that would be compatible to this exhibit. There is adequate space above the surface for it.
    • mstickmanp
      The original plan had Green Tree Pythons (Morelia viridis) living on the land part of this enclosure. I do believe they will be added eventually since they are part of one of the commercials and I don't think they are exhibited anywhere else in the LAIR.
    • Blackduiker
      Blackduiker

      The upper level of this exhibit would be perfect for Green Tree Pythons.
    • Blackduiker
      Would snake droppings into the pool be one concern?
    • Gulo gulo
      This exhibit sounds interesting. How large is it? The water area doesn't look large enough for an adult Carettochelys insculpta. Maybe I am wrong? The addition of GTP's would be good, at least visually. But they are boring and just coil around a branch. They have all that "dry land" going to waste. Maybe add some Varanids? Mertensi, would be nice.
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